...GLUTEN. I'm not surprised, but then I kind of am in some ways. I actually wondered aloud a couple of days ago if Kai could have gotten something with gluten or dairy in it which could explain some of the craziness going on around here lately with the doors, light switches and verbal stimming. We have been pondering why his symptoms have gotten so bad over the past several days and we figured it was the Rodeo vacation in addition to me going out of town and some big changes with HAB workers and a change in daytime care...and perhaps those are still factors, but I just went to make Kai a waffle sandwich and noticed that there were only two left in the box of regular mini waffles. An easy mistake to make since the boxes look almost identical.
Interestingly, he has been on this diet since March 7, 2007 - wow, that is almost 2 years exactly...time sure does fly! The only other time that we are aware that he ate a cracker with gluten in it, he got a mysterious fever that night, and I assumed he was getting a bug, but the next morning he was fine. Ok, so maybe it was a coincidence, right? But now, I am just getting the confirmation that yes, this diet REALLY does work for Kai, as well as many other kids on the spectrum. I realize it may not work for everyone, as is the case with any type of treatment, but it really is amazing how much it impacts his behavior and autism symptoms, as well as his ability to attend to people and tasks. I'm still a believer. ~M